BACTERIAL MENINIGITIS ANTIGEN PANEL, LATEX AGGLUTINATION

Specimen Required
Collect CSF. Send 2.0 mL CSF (1.0 mL minimum) frozen in an IATA-approved screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum - 2.0 mL (1.0 mL minimum)

Rejection Criteria
Hemolysis, lipemia, urine, other body fluids, blood culture broth

Methodology
Latex Agglutination

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 7 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Monday-Sunday

Turnaround Time2-4 days
Test CodeBACAP
CPT-4 Code (s)
86403 x 5
LOINC Codes
Source   31208-2  
Streptococcus Group B Ag   20459-4  
H. influenzae type B Ag   21320-7  
S. pneumoniae Ag   17652-9  
N. meningitidis B/E. coli K1   31915-2  
N. meningitidis A, C, Y, W135   31910-3  

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